SUTTON — It was a dominating performance for the Sutton Fillies Tuesday night as they used a suffocating full-court defense to stymie the High Plains offense.
Sutton led 31-4 at the end of the first quarter and 41-13 at the half and never looked back in the 62 -18 win in non-conference girls' basketball action.
High Plains took only six shots through the first 10 minutes and for the first six minutes only crossed half court two times.
In that span the Storm was tracked with 11 turnovers and could never figure out the Fillie press.
High Plains also got into early foul trouble as the Storm put the Fillies into the 1-and-1 with just under six minutes to play in the first quarter. Sutton's girls shot 26 free throws in the first half alone leading to 13 of their 41 points.
Sutton got 18 points in the first half alone from senior Maria Van Kirk en route to the win.
Sutton extended its lead in the third quarter holding the Storm to just two points and adding 19 more points to their lead to make it 60-15 through three eight minute frames.
In the fourth quarter the Fillie bench cleaned up Sutton's second win against one loss, while the Storm fell to 0-2 on the year.
Leading the way in scoring for the Storm was Rachel Beck with seven points.
Final scoring was not available for the Fillies.
High Plains will look to get their first win of the year on Friday night when they travel to McCool Junction.
High Plains (0-2) ................ 4 9 2 3—18
Sutton (2-1) ................. 31 10 19 2—62